quote by Leonardo da Vinci

To make a perfume, take some rose water and wash your hands in it, then take a lavender flower and rub it with your palms, and you will achieve the desired effect

— Leonardo da Vinci

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Perfume quote Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.

When two friends understand each other totally, the words are soft and strong like an orchid's perfume.

Realize that true happiness lies within you.

Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.

Long after one has forgotten what a woman wore, the memory of her perfume lingers.

A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.


Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume.

Perfume is the indispensable complement to the personality of women, the finishing touch on a dress.

A perfume is more than an extract it is a presence in abstraction. A perfume, for me, is a mystique.

Childhood smells of perfume and brownies.

All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand! Oh, oh, oh!


Say goodbye to the age-old stereotypes of seduction.

Seductive, but not a seductress, a woman wears a scent to reveal her personality.

Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.

Then will I raise aloft the milk-white rose. For whose sweet smell the air shall be perfumed.

The beauty of fragrance is that it speaks to your heart and hopefully someone else's.

Our minds, as well as our bodies, have need of the out-of-doors.

Our spirits, too, need simple things, elemental things, the sun and the wind and the rain, moonlight and starlight, sunrise and mist and mossy forest trails, the perfumes of dawn and the smell of fresh-turned earth and the ancient music of wind among the trees.


There is nothing more wonderful than being remembered for a perfume.

Music at times is more like perfume than mathematics.

You like orchids?... Nasty things. Their flesh is too much like the flesh of men, their perfume has the rotten sweetness of corruption.

Perfume is the art that makes memory speak

No elegance is possible without perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory


The brief span of our poor unhappy life to its final hour Is hastening on;

and while we drink and call for gay wreaths, Perfumes, and young girls, old age creeps upon us, unperceived.

Odors have a power of persuasion stronger than that of words, appearances, emotions, or will. The persuasive power of an odor cannot be fended off, it enters into us like breath into our lungs, it fills us up, imbues us totally. There is no remedy for it.

Nature is not always tricked in holiday attire, but the same scene which yesterday breathed perfume and glittered as for the frolic of the nymphs, is overspread with melancholy today. Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.

The piano's world encompasses glass-nerved virtuos and stomping barrel-housers in fedoras; it is a world of pasture and storm, of perfumed smoke, of liquid mathematics.

If the Soviet Union can give up the Brezhnev Doctrine for the Sinatra Doctrine, the United States can give up the James Monroe Doctrine for the Marilyn Monroe Doctrine: Let's all go to bed wearing the perfume we like best.


Perfume is a form of writing, an ink, a choice made in the first person, the dot on the i, a weapon, a courteous gesture, part of the instant, a consequence.

Two things make the women unforgettable, their tears and their perfume

A perfume is an intimate object, it is the reflector of the heart.

If you are shopping for common stocks, choose them the way you would buy groceries, not the way you would buy perfume.

Beck behaved himself, though it was really difficult, especially during the slow dances when they were so tantalizingly close. He savoured the feel of her against his body, the light scent of her perfume, the in her eyes that told him he was the center of her universe. It was a new and totally overwhelming experience.


Perfume puts the finishing touch to elegance - a detail that subtly underscores the look, an invisible extra that completes a man and a woman's personality. Without it there is something missing.

Perfume is a mark of female identity and the final touch of her style

To create a perfume you have to be the servant of the unconscious.

Each idea evolves and transforms, but there should be a surprise with each note.

You must write every single day of your life.

.. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.

A PERFUME SHOULD BE AS IMBUED WITH MEANING AS IT IS LIGHT TO WEAR.

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